Legal | Scottish Licensed Trade News - Part 11

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Why we need a minimum price

THE case for minimum pricing was set out by Scotland’s top civil servant on alcohol before a major licensing conference in Glasgow last week. Addressing …

Scots top restaurant tax probe list

MORE Scottish restaurants are being investigated for tax evasion than elsewhere in the UK. A team set up by HMRC to investigate restaurants and takeaways has …

Trade lost in fog over promo rules

LOCATION, location, location is no longer just the mantra of property tycoons. Since October 1, ‘location’ has gained a particular significance for the …

Watchdog led us a merry dance – VC2

Stirling-based VC2 Brands has hit back at the Portman Group after the watchdog’s complaints panel forced it to rename its flagship product – despite giving …

Policy rethink is not needed

IT’S official: Alcohol Focus Scotland has acknowledged that Scotland’s licensed industry has been subject to a whole series of new licensing legislation …

Stakes high in playing with fire

THE recent conclusions of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the Rosepark Care Home fire disaster in Lanarkshire gave a timely reminder to operators to …

Whisky scribe pens a new pocket guide

Master of Malt John Lamond’s latest book is a mini-celebration of whisky from around the world AN appreciation of whisky from around the world forms the …

Time for proper appeals to return?

THE remarkable battle between Ayrshire operator Buzzworks and pub giant JD Wetherspoon has spawned a decision that could spell real uncertainty for licensed …

Goalposts to shift again on alcohol

IT was supposed to be a root and branch reform, making licensing law fit for the 21st century. Yet, the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, in operation for just …

Due diligence must offer trade defence

Forthcoming Alcohol Act puts age-restricted sales in spotlight NEW legislation coming in on October 1 puts into stark relief the first commandment in the …

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